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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Music Without a Head

Elvis, The Beatles, The Doors, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, The Eagles and countless others. Every generation had it's superstar, it's own hero. But now, there's just a void.

Even as music sales go thru the roof, there is a growing feeling among music lovers that something has died. The soul of music has been slowly killed by the corporatisation of music. Sure, big labels, big events. But little else.

Because no one cares about music, people like Himmesh try their hand at it. The rest of the world isin't much better, with Paris Hilton and other "socialites" coming out with albums. Everyone believes they know about music. But writing lyrics, which is at the very core of music, is not something everyone can do.

Just the other day, I heard a song which went "You're my mindblowing mahia..." KP summed it up best when he said, "I know that the quality of music has diminished, but I didn't know that it was dead!" In history, the less that is written about today's music, the better.

The void is filled by nostalgia. The older ones survive on their songs. They, ofcourse, sneer at today's music. The youth, unable to understand what to listen to, turn to old records. We listen to the same music that our parents did!

In all this, the real loser is us. We have no songs to call our own. No rock anthems. Just a load of irritating bullshit. Really. We have everything nowadays. But we don't have good music.

3 comments:

Arjun said...

I approve of this message.

Kanchan said...

lol, so true...
tuned in to radio this morning, and the song being played was:
"aa khushi se khudkhusi kar le" - wtf??

dreamerdeepa said...

i agree didnt i mention my theory on retrospection~ well, will put somethin on that effect on my blog soon...